Today our delightful Year 3 students received a presentation form Natasha and Janine from the Backyard Bandicoots research program at Murdoch University. Mrs Cogger has been liaising with Murdoch University about our own bandicoot living in St Emilie’s Bushland and she was keen to encourage the researchers to come out to the school for a visit.
The visit commenced with a powerpoint presentation about ‘Quendas’ which is the Noonjar word for the Southern Brown Bandicoot which is using our bushland habitat. Here are a few photos of the powerpoint presentation.
Natasha showed the students the night activation camera that they use to record images and videos of bandicoots.
Mrs Cogger was excited to be using the Learning Hub for the first time.
Click on the link below to hear Natasha explain how big a bandicoot is.
The students have been learning about Quendas during Science so they were confident at answering the questions posed to them by Natasha.
The students were also keen to share their bandicoot habitats that were constructed in Science this term.
Natasha and Janine shared a digital game with the students. Each student had their own Mac on which to play the game. In the game the bandicoot explored a bushland habitat and the students had to answer questions to move to the next level.
To conclude the visit Natasha and Janine played a quiz with the students. The students who answered correctly received a ‘bandicoot card’.
Click on the links below to hear Louis and Thomas share what they enjoyed most about the visit.
Mrs Cogger would like to sincerely thank Natasha and Janine from Murdoch University for coming to share their knowledge and research with the students. Both Natasha and Janine have given Mrs Cogger some ideas on how we can continue with this project with possible ideas for further investigations about the behaviour of Quendas.